The Springs Folk Festival invites you to join in the celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. Watch the men and women baking bread and weaving, the men hewing logs and threshing grain and the young and young-at-heart enjoying an old-time hayride. The lilting notes of blue grass groups and gospel music fill the air with continuous performances in an enclosed program building and along the Woods Trail. Of course, the Mountain Anthems being sung in close harmony are always a thrill. The Springs Museum on the grounds boasts thousands of artifacts of the Casselman Valley area.
An exceptional array of quality handcrafted items including many new vendors – truly one-of-a-kind shopping adventure – paintings, baskets, wood crafted furniture, quilts and dulcimers – over 100 juried artisans demonstrating their craft in the large craft building and along the Woods Trail. Everyone will enjoy the feeling of being a kid again as they sample the apple fritters, kettle corn, Pennsylvania Dutch sausage meals, pancakes and sausage, bean soup, homemade bread baked in an outdoor kiln, doughnuts fried as you watch – sounds delectable! The family style sausage dinner is available in the Folk Meeting House along Springs Road; admission to the grounds is not required to enter the dining hall.
Admission price ($5.00 over the age of 18, $2.00 children 6 to 18, 5 and under free) includes demonstrations, music performances and museum tours. Parking is free. The Springs Folk Festival will be held Friday and Saturday October 4 & 5, 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. and is located on 1711 Springs Rd., Springs, PA 15562, 4 miles north of Grantsville, MD I-68 exit 19. For more information go to the Folk Festival page on www.springspa.org or call 814-442-4594. Follow us on Facebook.